"Wicked Man's Rest" as written by Allen Ginsberg, Mike Rosenberg and Andrew David James Phillips....
You can say I'm mad you can say I'm crazy
But I'm only as bad as the maker who made me

Sittin' in the darkness lying in the church
Deaf man's silence blind man's search

Tear drop falling memory recalling
Ghost in your dreams in your secret recordings

Mad man's match there's a lump in your throat
Be under your mattress hole in your coat

Singer with the sound down
Winter on the come down
Poets in the overcoat looking for a sun tan
On his birthday prisoner on his first date
Tired of the new wave

I rise to meet you
As your trust is always a shame
All this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints on the path in which I came
I'm the beast and your the beast in me

(Which way are we going?
The doors close in an hour)

You can say I'm mad you can say I'm crazy
But I'm only as bad as the maker who made me

Needle for the user the pain in your chest
Beggar and the chooser the wicked man's rest

Fear in the stuntman sneer in the playground
Bottle in the hand of a dirty old drunk man

Leaf falling autumn calling
Dark clouds forming

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I'm the beast in you, the beast in me

Bite my nails
Right down to the skin
Where one trust ends and another lie begins

Patch over holes in my weakened heart
Which angels hold
And devils pull apart

I'm the beast in you
The beast in me
The bitterness, the jealousy
The part of you that never sleeps

(Are you my angel?
Will we walk all night through solitary streets?)

And you hardly can imagine
What you never had before
And the reason that you're given
Still leaves you wanting more

And you hardly can imagine
What you never had before
And the reason that you're given
Still leaves you wanting more

I rise to meet you yeah
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I'm the beast in you, the beast in me
The bitterness, the jealousy
The part of you that never sleeps


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"Wicked Man's Rest" as written by Andrew Phillips Michael David Rosenberg

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    My Interpretation"Sinner in the darkness, Liar in the church, Deaf man's silence, The blind man's search
    Teardrop falling, Memory recalling, Ghost in your dreams, And your secret recordings"

    He's plagued by his own darkside.

    "Singer with the sound down, winner on the come down, poet in the overcoat looking for a suntan"

    charismatic and social but only in a dark way.

    "I rise to meet you, As your trust dissolves to shame"

    hes at his strongest when his friends are down.
    grabreefon April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"You can say I'm mad
    You can say I'm crazy
    But I'm only as bad
    As the maker who made me"

    He has done things he isn't proud of but denies credit, saying the curicumstances forced him.

    "Sinner in the darkness
    Liar in the church
    Deaf man's silence
    The blind man's search

    Teardrop falling
    Memory recalling
    Ghost in your dreams
    And your secret recordings

    Mad man's matches
    Lump in your throat
    The pea under your mattress
    The hole in your coat

    Singer with the sound down
    Winner on the come down
    Poet in the overcoat
    Looking for a suntan

    On his birthday
    Prisoner on his first day...

    Needle for the user
    The pain in your chest
    Beggar and the chooser
    The wicked man's rest

    Fear in the stuntman
    Sneer in the playground
    Bottle in the hand
    Of a dirty old drunk man

    Leaf falling
    Autumn calling
    Dark clouds forming"

    He's listing things that shouldn't be, and are seen as wrong, confusing, sad, or all of the above, but are, and happen very often.

    "I rise to meet you
    As your trust dissolves to shame
    Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
    Retrace the footprints
    Off the path from which I came
    I'm the beast in you, the beast in me"

    He is trying to become a better person and rising to meet a new standard by retracing his steps to see where he went wrong and accepting his flaws. He then wonders if this new role-model of sorts is his angel, and where s/he will lead him.

    "Bite my nails
    Right down to the skin
    Where one trust ends
    And another lie begins."

    Old habits die hard, and the cycle keeps going.

    "Patch over holes
    In my weakened heart
    Which angels hold
    And devils pull apart."

    He's doing his best to be a better him, but his heart is extremely conflicted when it comes to certain situations, making him feel as if he's being torn in two.

    "I'm the beast in you
    The beast in me
    The bitterness, the jealousy
    The part of you that never sleeps"

    He realizes that even his 'angel' his corrupted, and in the second to last stanza he sees how his angel is succumbing to the urge to be bitter, jealous, etc. and finding it addictive and near impossible to stop. Bad influence?

    In the last stanza, I think the roles are now reversed.
    AnEnigmaon January 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis reminds me of Destiel
    if you don't know, it's the relationship between Dean Winchester and Castiel from Supernatural

    "You can say I'm mad
    You can say I'm crazy
    But I'm only as bad
    As the maker who made me"

    That reminds me of Dean, of how his faith of God is shaky

    " Singer with the sound down
    Winner on the come down
    Poet in the overcoat
    Looking for a suntan

    On his birthday
    Prisoner on his first day
    Tired of the new wave"

    This reminds me of cas, he overcoat is is beloved trench-coat
    He sins against heaven when he goes tells the Winchesters things that heaven doesn't want them to know
    He was poetic in the episode The Man Who Would Be King

    He was always doing wht was told since he was created, since he is an angel and angel were supposed to follow orders
    But he learns of free will and rebels against heaven.

    "I rise to meet you
    As your trust dissolves to shame
    Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
    Retrace the footprints
    Off the path from which I came
    I'm the beast in you, the beast in me"

    Castiel raised Dean out of Hell. He lied to him to protect him
    Castiel was obedient in the past, and he learns of porn and other things and changes more human than angel
    He brings out the anger in Dean when he's being attacked, and vice versa. If anyone hurt Dean, or tries to, Cas gets them.

    "(Which way are we going?
    The doors close in an hour)"

    This is like when they were in purgatory. Castiel ended up pushing dean away and sacrificing himself so dean could get out safe.

    "Fear in the stuntman
    Sneer in the playground
    Bottle in the hand
    Of a dirty old drunk man"

    They were in a playground, one of the more intimate scenes between them, when they saved a whole town. Dean is a heavy drinker, drinking one beer after another, all day.

    "Patch over holes
    In my weakened heart
    Which angels hold
    And devils pull apart'

    I'm the beast in you
    The beast in me
    The bitterness, the jealousy
    The part of you that never sleeps"

    This part kinda explains itself for them

    "(Are you my angel?
    Will we walk all night through solitary streets?)

    And you hardly can imagine
    What you never had before
    And the reason that you're given
    Still leaves you wanting more"

    Cas is his guardian angel, assigned from heaven to watch dean.
    He never had freedom before, and he ends up fighting for it. He Killed many of his siblings, and making sure the winchesters were safe.

    Thats just my thought though
    hahawhton September 07, 2013   Link

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